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Visiting Instructor - Department of Communication Arts

Georgia Southern University

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Visiting Instructor—Search #12110
College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Communication Arts

The Department of Communication Arts in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of visiting instructor of Communication Studies for the2021-2022 academic year. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus with the possibility of providing support as needed at the Armstrong or Liberty campuses.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply

Within this setting, the Department of Communication Arts is the largest in the College of Arts and Humanities, and is home to five undergraduate majors: Communication Studies, Multimedia Journalism, Multimedia Film and Production, Public Relations, and Theatre. The Department also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Professional Communication and Leadership.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Communication Arts, visiting instructors typically teach fifteen credit hours per semester and hold regular office hours. The primary courses for the visiting lecturer will be Public Speaking and Introduction to Communication Research. Some service is expected such as supporting general education assessment of the public speaking course. The position is a 10-month appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. All visiting instructor positions are non-tenure track appointments. There is the possibility for reappointment to a second year based on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Communication, or a closely-related discipline with at least 18 graduate semester hours in communication, by August 1, 2021.
  • One year of experience working with and/or teaching college students
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Public Speaking and Introduction to Communication Research
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Communication or a closely-related discipline
  • Experience teaching and assessing the public speaking course
  • Experience with technology and multimodal course delivery
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • Experience teaching and/or working with a diverse student body

    Screening of applications begins July 13, 2021, and continues until the position is filled. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; a sample syllabus for public speaking; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    		Dr. Patrick Wheaton, Search Chair, Search #1211
    				Georgia Southern University
    		Electronic mail: [email protected]
    		Telephone: 912-478-5933

    More information about the institution is available through The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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